A breast reduction is a procedure used to reduce the size of the breast.
There are several causes of breast hypertrophy or enlargement and these are critically evaluated during the consultation. A thorough breast examination is also a crucial part of the assessment. Not only is the size of the breast altered, but also the shape. Many patients that have a breast reduction also report an improvement of symptoms that include back pain, bra strap pain, breast pain and neck pain.
Dr. Mark prefers to use the standard “wise pattern” breast reduction technique, using what is termed the “Supero-medial” pedicle. This technique has been shown in several clinical papers to best preserve the blood and nerve supply to the nipple, thereby minimizing complications.